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Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier

"Architecture that updates life - YOUR ARCHITECTURE"
We observe society from the perspectives of cities, architecture, and people, and design architecture, interiors, landscapes, etc. that update your life.
By reconstructing the relationship between architecture and people on various scales, from public spaces, educational facilities, complex facilities, private residences, furniture and tableware, both in Japan and overseas, your limbs and body We design a new and essential life that resonates with people, and propose the joy of putting yourself in it and experiencing it.
Prize winning of House building Award 2019, COFI Middle-rise Wooden Architecture Design Award 2018, Wood City TOKYO model Architecture Award, and so on.
Founded in Meguro, Tokyo in 2012 and moved to Daikanyama, Shibuya.

Description of business

  • 1.

    • Architectural Planning, Design and Supervision
    • Housing (Individual residence/Housing Complex/Villa etc.)
    • Retail and Commercial facility (Bar and Restaurant/Shop/Office etc.)
    • Cultural facility (Museum/Library/Concert Hall etc.)
    • Educational facility (Various Schools/Kindergarten/Private school etc.)
    • Welfare facility (Hospital/Nursing Home/Nursery etc.)
  • 2.

    • Renovation and Conversion
  • 3.

    • Interior Design
  • 4.

    • Furniture Design and Production
  • 5.

    • Product Design
  • 6.

    • Urban planning, Survey and Research for regions and city planning
  • 7.

    • Exhibition Design
  • 8.

    • All business related to the above

Registration

First-class architect office Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atlier
Govener of Tokyo Registration No.60040

Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier
office: MONPRE DAIKANYAMA 1F-A, 6-7 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0033, JAPAN
tel: +81-3-5708-5806
fax: +81-3-5708-5816
mail: mhaa[at]mhaa.jp

update: 2019. Nov. 30

Profile

Photo│Atsuko Kitaura

Masatoshi Hirai

1st grade licensed architect in Japan

  • 1980

    • Born in Kyoto, Japan
  • 2003

    • Graduated from Kyoto Prefectural University
  • 2005

    • Completed master's program, University of Tsukuba
  • 2005-12

    • Worked at Atelier Bow Wow
  • 2009-11

    • Went to England
  • 2012

    • Established Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier
  • 2012-14

    • Design Assistant at Y-GSA, Yokohama National University
  • 2014-15

    • Visiting Lecturer at Yokohama National University
  • 2017-

    • Concurrent Teacher at Hosei University Graduate School
  • 2018

    • COFI Middle-rise Wooden Architecture Design Award 2018, Wood City TOKYO model Architecture Award
    • Wood City TOKYO model Architecture Award
  • 2019

    • House building Award 2019
  • 2021-

    • Visiting Lecturer at Musashino Art University

Main Works

*Previous works at University of Tsukuba

**Previous works at Atelier Bow-Wow

***Uncompleted works

Research Project

update: 2016. Apr. 01

Recruit

Staff recruitment

We are currently looking for regular staffs as junior architect.
Our office was established by Masatoshi Hirai in the wake of the Great East Japan Earthquake in 2012, and has built on social issues centered on earthquake disaster reconstruction plans, mixed working and living architecture, and interactive architectural education. We have been engaged in design activities that continue to connect people and places. From 2022, we are looking for junior architects who will lead the next generation who can work on design activities together in order to take steps to the next phase toward the vision of "Architecture that updates life - YOUR ARCHITECTURE".

Currently we are working on various projects at the same time, and the range and scale of our activities are expanding.
・ Complex facility that utilizes local resources to support a community centered on children
・ Project to design a place for education together with community development
・ Complex facility that opens in the area with a mixture of work and residence in the city center
・ Private housing that aims for universality that goes beyond that while demonstrating its uniqueness
・ Art exhibition that connects huge urban public spaces with body scale

All team members can be on the front line and gain consistent experience from project launch to client meetings, detail design, and on-site supervision assistance.
We are waiting for applications from those who are enthusiastic about architectural design, furniture design, community development, research, fieldwork, and those who want to respond responsibly to society with architecture and design.

If you wish, please give us a simple profile and motivation.
mhaa (at) mhaa.jp
Please contact us by email.
After that, we will ask you to send us your portfolio along with your resume.

Number of people hired: about 2 people
Qualifications: Those who have graduated or are expected to graduate from an architectural graduate school, university, or vocational school. Or, those who have the same knowledge and skills.
Expected recruitment date: November 1, 2021 (including a training period of 1 to 3 months as a trial period)
We will give preferential treatment to first-class architects and senior practitioners. You can also consider promoting it as a senior architect.
We are looking forward to your application.

Contact information
Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier
150-0033, 1F-A Monpre Daikanyama, 6-7 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
tel: 03-5708-5806
fax: 03-5708-5816
mail: mhaa[at]mhaa.jp

Intern recruitment

Currently we are looking for students who would like to work with us as an internship. We have
arranged a desk where you can experience creative and inclusive design activity and will be
waiting for highly motivated applicant.

Number to be welcomed: One or Two
Application qualification: Students of Architectural Design University or Master degree.
Required Skills: Architecture models, CAD(preferable Vectorworks), Photoshop, Illustrator
Allowance: Transport Expenses within Tokyo area
Application method: Please contact us via E-mail with information below.
Name/School/Grade/Term of internship/Reason of your application

Contact Detail
Masatoshi Hirai Architects Atelier
office: MONPRE DAIKANYAMA 1F-A, 6-7 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo, 150-0033, JAPAN
tel: +81-3-5708-5806
fax: +81-3-5708-5816
mail: mhaa[at]mhaa.jp

update: 2021. Sep. 01

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